That it might cause fury to come up to take vengeance
Into the heart and mind of God, into his face, speaking after the manner of men; observing such gross and open wickedness, he determined within himself to show his resentment, manifest his wrath and displeasure, and take vengeance on such capital and impudent offenders: I have set her blood upon the top of a rock, that it might not be
by way of just retaliation; that as her sin was publicly committed, and no repentance shown for it, so her punishment should be open and manifest to all the world, and no forgiveness should be granted her. The Targum is,
``I have revealed their sins, because they have shed innocent blood openly, that it might not be forgiven.''